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How common are AIDS-related cancers?

About 25 to 40 percent of people with HIV or AIDS get cancer -- especially certain types. For example, people with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) are estimated to have thousands of times the chance that someone without HIV of developing Kaposi sarcoma, a cancer usually marked by dark lesions on the body. People with HIV also face a greater chance of developing Hodgkin lymphoma (at least 10 times greater), anal cancer (25 times greater), non-Hodgkin lymphoma (70 times greater), liver cancer (five times greater) or lung cancer (three times greater), and cervical cancer (five times greater) than people without HIV.

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